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YuleFest 2017: Patrick Barkham 'Islander'

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Join us in celebrating the start of the festive season at our annual YuleFest event, where we will be presenting a series of free talks by an exciting diverse range of bestselling authors throughout the day. Pick up a complimentary mince pie and port, sit back and listen to one of our guest speakers and purchase a signed copy for a special Christmas gift.

Patrick Barkham will be joining us at 3:30pm to discuss his fascinating new book 'Islander : A Journey Around Our Archipelago'. In 'Islander' Patrick Barkham explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in the British Isles as he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Our small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of an alternative future. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.

Patrick Barkham is the Natural History Writer for the Guardian. He is the author of 'The Butterfly Isles', which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize; 'Badgerlands', which was also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Wainwright Prize; and 'Coastlines'.

For more information about the other exciting events taking place as part of YuleFest on Saturday 2nd December, please click on the links below.

11am – Philosophy in the Bookshop with Roman Krznaric and Nigel Warburton
12:30pm-1:30pm – Jen Campbell
1:30pm-2:30pm - Lauren St John 'The Snow Angel'
2:30pm-3:30pm - Kate Young 'The Little Library Cookbook'
4:30pm-5:30pm - Sir Barry Cunliffe 'On the Ocean'

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